D6 TMC Hosts Tour for High School STEM Students

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D6 TMC Hosts Tour for High School STEM Students

Students enrolled in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) Program from Hialeah Gardens and North Miami Senior High Schools
toured the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six to learn
about different career paths within the engineering field.


The STEM program is funded by Miami-Dade County Public Schools to educate
students in these disciplines through course-specific curriculums enhanced by
trainings, projects, and activities. During this visit, students shadowed FDOT
staff and participated in interactive presentations from the Design, Maintenance,
Construction, and Transportation Systems Management and Operations
(TSM&O) departments.


FDOT staff gave the students a unique glimpse of how each department works
within the agency to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently. As part of the visit,
students toured the SunGuide Transportation Management Center (TMC) and
learned how engineering applies to control room operations, information
technology, and incident management. They got a behind the scenes look at how
technology is used to manage traffic, clear incidents, and disseminate traveler
information to the public in real-time.


The District Six TSM&O Office regularly hosts tours for partner agencies and
members of the public as part of its ongoing mission to educate the community
about traffic operations and safety. To schedule a tour, click here.